Spartan Light Metal Products Inc. Recognized by General Motors as a 2019 Supplier of the Year Winner


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Spartan Light Metal Products was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during a virtual ceremony honoring the recipients of the company’s 28th annual Supplier of the Year awards on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

As part of a separate award, the company’s Sparta (IL) and Hannibal (MO) plants have also been presented GM’s Supplier Quality Excellence Award for 2019. According to a GM source, this is a first for a die-casting supplier in over 15 years.

Spartan Light Metal Products is a family owned, full service supplier of powertrain and structural aluminum and magnesium die cast products for the automotive and commercial vehicle markets.  The company has more than 1,000 employees with manufacturing facilities located in in Hannibal (MO), Mexico (MO) and Sparta (IL).  Spartan Light Metal Products is nearing completion of its fourth manufacturing facility placed next door to their existing Mexico, Missouri  manufacturing plant.  The facility, named “Spartan LMP” is expecting its first of an initial four 4100 Ton high-pressure die cast machines to arrive in the summer of 2020.

During the Supplier of the Year event, GM recognized 116 of its best suppliers from 15 countries that have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value or introduced innovations to the company. The awards ceremony was originally scheduled as a live-event to be held in March but was postponed due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The recognition is for supplier performance in the 2019 calendar year.

This is the third time Spartan Light Metal Products has received the Supplier of The Year award.

“Our suppliers play a key role in delivering the products, services and experiences our customers deserve – and these award-winning suppliers went above and beyond our expectations,” said Shilpan Amin, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. 

The Supplier of the Year award winners were chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives. Winners were selected based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics.

“It is a great honor for Spartan Light Metal Products to be presented with these 2019 awards by General Motors.  We would like to thank our General Motors customers and our entire Spartan team for all the hard work and collaboration, which led to these very prestigious awards.  Spartan Light Metals has and will continue to remain focused on safety, quality and service in order to exceed our customer’s expectations.”  Bruce Breitzman, CEO at Spartan Light Metal Products.
 

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